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whenirm in a high rise building at 101 california street in san francisco. killing eight people and wounding six others. before killing himself. that deadly act prompted the then freshman senator to author an assault weapons ban that many said would never pass. >> it can be done >>reporter: the assault weaons ban passed in 1994.but expired in 2004. political consultant michael yaki told the kron4 morning news that attempts at passing new gun control laws have fizzled in the face of tough opposion from the national rifle association. >> it always comes up and nothing ever happens not since 1994 when the assault weapons ban passed and the nra made a decision then and there, no new gun control legislation will ever pass the congress, they spent a ton of money in that election knocked out a whole bunch of democrats , the republicans took the house and that has been the status quo but as the nation mourns the staggering loss of so many innocent victims.dianne feinstein says she's preparbelieves we are ready for a change. >> is this the way we want america to go in other words the rig
at the san francisco department of public works says the road floods because the drains cannot handle all of the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say the highway closes about 60 times a year, its not known when the southbound side will re-open. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. the 90-footer took out some communications cables on its' way down. but other than that the damage was minimal. however when the tree fell it loosened the soil of a neighboring tree.that had to be removed for safety reasons. >> in the sierra. it was another snowy day with drivers facing chain restrictions and slick roads through the higher elevations. this is video from placer county. where last night caltrans had to shut down interstate 80 several times. because of the dangerous driving conditions. kron 4's charles clifford has an update on how things are looking now. >>
be >> in west marin a middle school is closed for a >> >> and san francisco's folsom street, business owners say they are fed up >> sandbags are not a longterm solution. every think, is it going to happen >> tonight kron-4 has live team coverage on the storm aftermath. but first -- let's get >> to terisa estacio... she's live in lafayette -- where a giant sinkhole is >> all day long a small army running back hoes, excavators and dump trucks worked at a feverish pace attempting to clear up this sink hole and expose an 8 foot storm pipe. city officials say the big pipe was designed to safely transport a massive amount of water underneath this road steering rain water away from homes but somehow it failed. on sunday morning, the road caved in - the crater is now huge, 80 feet long, 30 wide and 18 feet deep. the failure is under investigation, but in the meantime, the race is on to figure out how to put in another drainage system. city officials say if there is not a temporary fix put in before the next storm hits ... it could be disasterous out here. also in the east bay... the
a little bit windy. cloudy, dark. on the bottom right a live shot of san francisco -- skies are gloomy, more rain on the way. janu? >> yes, pam we are seeing some heavy band of rainfall. taking a look at the stormtracker 4 not too much in rainfall. we can see in the north bay, with throughout the day in the north bay but accumulated lesson one 10th of 1 in.. the heaviest is yet to come. with less than one-tenth of 1 in. already accumulated. by midnight, this heavy rainfall which the red indicating heavy downpour. more whites spread by the evening commute. 6:00 a.m., more-wide spread-out-from a fairfield, to fairfield and the heaviest will be in the morning. it will taper off in the morning and the evening commute will be over the heart of the bay. perhaps the north bay could bit of a break with the south bay will see some heavier conditions and will press out by tomorrow afternoon. your full forecast, coming up. in- store? stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the approaching storm. updates also available on kron-4.com -- as well as our facebook and twiiter pages. >> new developme
. >> now at five - more wet weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lead to cooler temperatures. 30's and 40's 49 degrees in santa rosa. 51 degrees and san jose. here is what we expect for the next couple of days off. some frost out there tomorrow fans will bring sunshine with chilly and the rain is set to return on friday. time it out on futurecast, in just a bit. >> a quick check on bay area bridges. the golden gate is looking decent. the bay bridge a little bit slower however, andt
in san francisco the " geophysical union. rumors of a discovery began after nasa's she's sciences said that the rover had gathered data for the " history books. nasa downplayed that statement but we will find out what happened this morning in san francisco. >> school for some public school students will get longer but not in california. five states are announcing today that they are adding at least 300 hours of learning time to their schools starting next year. colorado, connecticut, massachusetts and new york and tennessee are part of this plan. the goal is to boost student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. this is a three year pilot program and a mix of federal state fines or will find this operation. >> japanese officials have been prompted to order the immediate inspection of lots of other titles across the country. the tunnel in question, nine people were killed yesterday in that collapse. japanese officials say the concrete ceiling slabs fell on a moving car as well. traffic was running through the tunnel when these labs came down. deep inside
for fairfield and about. 44 in downtown san francisco. the day planner shows mainly sunny skies and to the afternoon. cool air sticks around your afternoon highs are only climbing into the 50s. and tonight cloudy conditions and calm winds and the forecast. tomorrow some rain will start to approach. where is it going to hit? i will answer your question coming up in my next report. >> what is at high tide going to hit? we're going to live to jackie sissel and mill valley. it flooded yesterday in a parking lot the we're waiting for the king tide. >> i was going to say it hasn't even dried out from yesterday's high tide. we're just a couple hours of from it happening again. that is one of one right there. you can see they have signs up warning people not to park there. they have a huge change though message it signed warning people that the flood is coming. this is what it looked like yesterday due to a king tide. yesterday the tide was at 7.1 and today is close to be the highest tide of the entire year at 7.2. giving you a point of reference, last week at the same time the high tid
this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station was knocked over. no one was hurt. >> stay with kron 4 as we continue to track the latest. www.kron4.com also, facebook & twitter. this water main break flooding in marin and ave. with 15 homes still without water. flooding-mary avenue between bell lane and tennessee valley road. rett chie reggie >> as of monday evening with the repair process has been slightly delayed. they should have water, by 9:00 a.m. the ibm -- tonight. this cast iron pipe broke. by 9:00 p.m. tonight, the water should be restored order, the cast iron pipe broke. they need to make additional adjustments because the new pipe fitting does not line up with the old cast-iron if that is 60 years old for they believe that it cracked because of its age and they're still investigating. >> it looks like this. this is video. with 1000 of gallons per minute! on two maryland ave. residents were concerned that they were going to be flooding near-- marin ave. >> it was a little bit scary. there were not quite sure when
. a vote in san francisco or the board of supervisors is expected to make a final decision on a citywide ban on new duties. the meetings today there expecting many people who be disrobing once again as we saw last supervisors' meeting. several people took off their clothes at a board meeting but the board approved 65 and approval of this netted be banned in san francisco. if is finalized today it will take effect on february february 1st. five will start at $100 and go up with each additional offense. the ban will not be in force for major events like bay to breakers for the pride parade. >> backers of labor leader f x crawly who lost by 132 votes in his bid for district 7 supervisor will not move forward with a recount. it is too expensive. it will cost about $80,000 to manually rig count the more than 35,000 ballots that were cast in this election. norman yee is the official supervisor of district 7. it stretches from mount sutro to the seven cisco's to. >> a woman in a wheelchair is recovering this morning after being run over by muni try and last night. she is hit by the f market tre
berkeley schools have said the plant and we run through drills frequently. >> san francisco unified school says in the wake of a national tragedy we have redouble our efforts to work together with our student's family in schools to make sure they remain safe. >> the tide is 4:11 on this monday morning there are areas of showers. erica will have a look at our forecast. good morning erica. >> some light showers for parts of the bay area is not widespread. on storm tracker 4 you can see. i was a man ride on high way for where it leads interstate 80. use your windshield wipers. we will not see any areas of flooding are pondering. certainly be aware. allow yourself extra time. currently sing light rain over highway 92 the san mateo bridge spotty in the burlingame area. >> we are seeing showers for highway 13 pescadero. >> interstate 80 the bayshore freeway through palo alto drive with extra caution with your commute crucible with interstate 680. the showers are continuing to push their way south. >> on satellite and radar cloud cover associated with this system. we will continue to see a linger
to track the storm. kron4's philippe djegal is live out at san francisco's ferry building. is the rain getting >> it is actually getting a lighter. let me mention just as robin when stand mentioned i was crossing the bay bridge. as i was driving across the bay bridge. the wind was howling and moving the vehicles left and right to and with the slippery road to are quick to want to drive careful. under 45 m.p.h.. you are going to want to drive slowly. take a look at the embarcadero. i shot this video of people walking up and down. with umbrellas people wearing jackets, boots, anything to keep warm. and they all are familiar with these moist and reconditions. certainly, the weather is not keeping people inside totally i think that this would be totally deserted but that was not the case. we also saw some trees swaying along the embarcadero in the howling wind. it is going to be a busy night. i do not know what portion of the storm i.m. and but the rainfall was just a light drizzle. certainly, coming down harder, earlier. be prepared. reporting live, phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> conti
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,000 altogether were stolen out of a car in san francisco's mission district. the company representative who had the shoes in her trunk is asking whoever is responsible to return the high heels to authorities. >> llx/llq shoes are hand-made in italy and range up to $285. the online women's shoe company just launched in july specializes in plus-sized women's shoes from 10-12. on monday, 50 sample shoes were stolen out of the trunk of company representative johanna nielsen's car. >> there was no sign. forced entry. the last thing i did when i parked the car was to put the excuse down, and i covered it in the trunk area, and lock and leave. and when i returned, the trunk was locked, the issed door was open -- the side door was open. >> reporter: the thieves didn't know it, but when they stole the black bag, the women's shoes inside only fit the right foot. >> no use for the person who sold them. >> reporter: she received a tip about the shoes being left at this location. when she arrived thursday evening, there was no sign of them anywhere. with the holiday season in full-swing, she says she need
us live at the san francisco location. mike, this event was scheduled even before yesterday's shooting. >> this takes place at st. benedict's church. you have to be a san francisco or oakland resident to take part in the program. you have to choose your residence they are bringing your driver's license or a utility bill. they will pay you for up to three guns and you can leave up to $600. you have to bring the gun unloaded. they will not collect any ammunition. once they collect all of these guns the police the parma will take the guns and ultimately destroy them. the oakland police department tells us that will melt down the guns and use the metal to creek park benches. >> can you find out if they have been able to show that this has made a difference? >> absolutely, this is the first buyback at this boys club. they stated they dealt directly with use because they do not want them to be getting their hands on guns. stay with kron4 dot com as we continue to a give you more coverage. >> we will take a quick look outside checking our own weather. it is looking a little gray ou
of the schools have already been updated. the day after the connecticut shooting, oakland and san francisco held a gun buy back program, 600 guns taken off the streets. for each gun turned in the owner got $200 and a lot of the guns were illegal. >> for example, this is a pistol grip shotgun. this is illegal because the stock has been modified to pistol grip. and shortened the barrel. >> this is a high capacity rifle. >> on saturday 300 guns were turned in in oakland and in san francisco 296 guns. >> new tonight at 11:00, a hearing is set for tomorrow in a case of vigilante justice. the parents of teen girl are charged with murdering a man they claimed turned their daughter into a prostitute. he was shot to death in june. two other people have also been charged. >>> two boys have been arrested for breaking into a home and stealing a gun about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon police got a call about two boys running carrying a rifle case. police spotted them, chased them down and found a rifle and bullets. police say the boys broke into a home and were on their way to shoot at a home. >>> a man in custod
. >> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys in a last-minute toy drive. the restaurant's goal for today's annual christmas eve toy drive was to collect 15-thousand new, unwrapped toys. the goal is to provide toys to 44-thousand children in need this year. today firefighters travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applied to receive toys can also pick them up at the program's headquarters on jerrold avenue. >> 6:19 and merry christmas. >> good morning and merry christmas to you, darya. we do have light rain through ukiah. this system is getting closer and closer. aas we take a look. with the shasta county mountains, being impacted. all of this is pushing south-east. exactly when and where. as far as when you are going to be impacted. bopetaluma and even heavier being impacted. tonight heavy weather cells possible. and take a look. oakland, hayward, san bruno. downed trees are possible. the sorrel saturation level is already pretty significant the soil. also, the fas
issued for the north bay, san mateo coastal and san francisco for gusts up to 54 miles an hour. this is the first of the systems moving in, going into friday. another round for sunday, but christmas will stay dry. >>> about 5,000 bag was groceries were given away this morning in san francisco at glide memorial church. one of the lines wrapped all around the church. one of the men in line wanted to tell us what the bag full of the holiday meals means to him. >> it's going to help me and my family tremendously. it's going to be -- it's going to take care of the holidays for us. and i really appreciate the help that we're given because i do it for my granddaughters, my two granddaughters. >> they made this day of giving possible with the help of a large number of people who continue to volunteer over the holiday season. >>> mark zuckerberg recently donated a half billion dollars of his community's stokt to a foundation that helps create philanthropic efrpts efforts all around the world. >>> a big honor for colin kaepernick. and the warriors take on the kings in sacramento in a hig
ness avenue in san francisco. you should enjoy today because there is wet weather still on their way. >> we are watching wall street. it u.s. builders boosted construction spending in october of the most of five months, led by housing. strong all sales from ford and chrysler. u.s. manufacturing shrinks to its lowest level since july of 2009, first month after a recession. this is shaving off the gains that we had. >> delta airlines is in talks to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airways. those shares are currently owned by singapore airlines. the mold is in an effort by delta to boost its international operations. particularly between new york and london. a number of mergers in recent years has reshaped the airline industry and analysts say that high oil prices may even lead to more takeovers in the years to come. >> 20 years ago today a man named neil papworth said the first ever text message. he used a computer terminal to send a message merry christmas to a colleague cell phone. taxing is now the single most widely used application in the world. a 1% a mobile phone users send te
for today temperatures making it into the fifties. 53 for downtown san francisco 53 for san mateo and the work that these were the east bay and be no. 8 ford santa rosa. 7 day around the bay thursday, friday cloudy and wet. reconditions and friday will be more wet than thursday. we're looking at unsettled conditions. saturday and sunday showers are possible. monday, christmas eve looked to be dry. christmas day, lots of sun signs with the highs topping out in the '50s. the time is 4:00 pm and is time to will want to traffic with george. >> i am looking at potential hot spot in the east bay. it is not on interstate 80 or 680 southbound but on at 580 westbound heading towards livermore. there is an accident at bat co road. this was reported was down and is blocking the center lanes. drive times are coming up at 36 minutes. it is not as bad as it otherwise might have been. the ride to the san francisco oakland bay bridge shows me during lights active and the backup is already pushing back towards west grand ave. the drive time is looking at about 16 to 18 minutes coming from the maca
for the south bay, peninsula and north bay rights. >> this is the san francisco international airport parking lot. the crowds have been growing steadily throughout the morning. today will be one of the busiest travel days of the year for s f o. mike pelton is monitoring the situation out there. no rain yet but have the delays are restarted to read this area? >> the faa has already announced for our delays for some of arriving flights at s f o. i talk to the duty manager and he says they're keeping an eye on the weather in san francisco. they may have to but the ground like cover on into effect. if you are flying today you will want to check your flight status before leaving the house. lots of people are expected to fly today about a hundred and 30,000 people are expected to travel passed through sfo today. many are mom and are going home and are excited to take a week off of work. >> being on the beach with my whole family and having a good time with the whole family together for the holidays. >> if you are traveling for the holidays here are some travel tips; do not read any gifts -- wraps i
to the east. rainfall totals so far today, up and over an inch for san rafael. san francisco, close to an inch. a lot of places with .50. more is on the way for this evening and for tomorrow. here's a live view, san mateo bridge. as i was showing you on the radar, this is how it looks out there. we have a downpour on the span with a lot of heavy traffic by the way. now, for tonight at midnight, periods of rain continuing. off and on. we'll see the showers for tomorrow morning and some clearing as we get into the afternoon. future cast 10:00 p.m. shows scattered rain showers through the evening that will continue for the overnight after midnight into tomorrow morning. we could see some breaks of sunshine for the day tomorrow. a few breaks in the morning and then increasing sunshine for the afternoon. as far as the showers go at 6:00 a.m., scattered showers and they will begin to decrease as we approach noon and go into the afternoon. the white here shows the cloud cover. it begins to thin out and break up by the lane afternoon and evenings hours here is the seven-day, clearing tomorrow night. f
since last hour. the same thing is for hayward. san francisco was the mormon spot at 41 degrees. we do have a freeze morning in affect for the north bay area. there is a frost revisory for the bay shore line and into your east bay until 8:00 a.m.. right now is 7 01 a.m.. >> we are not tracking any hot spots right now. here is a quick bridge check. the toll plaza is not too bad. it is about a 13 minute drive time out of the east shore freeway. it is about 18 to 20 minutes if you are coming from the macarthur mayes. highway 92 has not seen a spike in drive time. you can still get a cross in about 11 to 13 minutes. the golden gate bridge is an easy trip and still and easy ride on 1 01 southbound. >> on to our developing story. a body in an apartment complex was found. kron 4 urs will tran has been following the latest. >> around 1:00 the morning someone here off a teen is drive called the fire department after they noticed a fire in a storage unit. here is video earlier and they allow us to get a little closer. there is not a lot of damage but these are just items of the fire department b
on van ness avenue. looking back at san francisco city hall. around 36 people have returned home this morning after flooding forced them into an evacuation center. the shelter was in place for residents of east palo alto flooding. residents living near the san francisquito creek were areas along the borders of palo alto, menlo park, and at last check, six homes officials say the napa river. north of napa near st. helena. is currently at 26-and-a-half. that's a- the national weather warning remains in effect on rest of the day today. residents and businesses in the area were advised to monitor river levels receding. the city has closed veterans memorial park, the preserve park and trancas crossing park until further notice. thousands of nurses will nine bay area hospitals. negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who week. the 49ers. fresh off a patriots last week ran in to a three-headed
of the year will hit san francisco bay and nearby beaches this week. in a condition called "king tide." >> we're still a few hours away and it is set to be a 9:45 a.m.. this is a three day deal that will go on today, fridathursday, and frida. we are san about a foot difference as i walk over here they do have some warning signs set up to let people know. there is not a lot of issues that are going on right now because the rain has stopped, but periodically you receive the waves. as the day progresses the waves will get more dramatic. >> we're also watching the water levels, in marin at 1 01 north bound it was closed due to the high water levels. we are expecting higher tides. >> police have arrested five people in connection with the death of a man who was one of the two people found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. police are not releasing details about the relationship between the suspects in the victims-- only that there were some kind of extensive relationship going on. they say, there are still many unanswered questions. the woman who has not been named, is still in serious co
:00 a.m., it is going to be -- cold. 45 degrees, so not that bad in downtown san francisco. concord, and 43 degrees expected in hayward. this afternoon, low 30's. vallejo, 51 degrees. we will be dry and we will see a mixture of sun and clouds the big story is the cool weather. we do have that slight potential for wet weather on futurecast. 5:00 a.m., most of that moisture is offshore. that cool front will be parallel to the coast. i do not think it is going to make landfall. clear, conditions tomorrow night. that will make its way for cooler temperatures. you can see that your kron 4 7 day around the bay with clear skies and inland to be below freezing. i would not be surprised if we see a frost and freeze advisory. and upper 20s for some of our valleys. and even if another storm on chance with scattered showers on friday with a stronger system. steady rain fall on saturday towards sunday. >> if you have any last minute shopping there is a new global application that will allow you to order anything and have it delivered within one hour. it is a mobile-application with free delivery
. >>pam: san francisco recreation and parks department began demolition of the fleishhaker pool building today. the san francisco landmark on the great highway had been closed for years before it became victim of fire on december first. days later architecture experts determined the building to be unsafe and required demolition. >> temperatures are cool. 30's in fairfield. san francisco, in his 46 degrees. it is dry and clear. and 46 degrees with a freeze warnings for the north bay valley. frost advisory for most of the bay area. that will be in effect until 3:00 a.m. certainly bundle up. do not be surprised if you see frost and there could be an active storm. thursday for the north bay. wet weather will continue on friday with showers and rain chances for the weekend full details on what to expect what the next report. >> coming up, this is stolen christmas tree in vallejo is a random act of kindness in the next edition of people behaving badly. >>pam: it is all clear given at the san jose city college. earlier, the police were called to investigate a possible gunman on campus. stay wit
these lightning speeds. >> is good that he is on rain gear powe-- rain deer power and the gas prices san francisco, $3.60. oakland, $3.48 in the state average is $3.52. >> it was tough to watch the 49 hours last night with the triplet seattle quarterback wilson. collin kaepernick led by their rocking crowds. they wrote the niners 42 to 13. wilson's touchdowns put him one and shy of patent mannings rookie record. -- peyton manning former stanford star richard sherman struggle all night with the deafening noise of the field. >> we don't feel good about it but that is how we handle it. that is how we respond. >> that is true they are still and first. the raiders weren't kinder any to them. the panthers beat the raiders 1726. they held the panthers to 129 yds and several shoving matches played in heated exchanges. carson palmer was knocked out of the game. >> we make believe it did not happen. it is not absolutely necessary anyway. move on. think of christmas shopping. remember the whole 24 our thing with macy's? they're open. you go shopping any time. they have the skating rink of which they've had f
announcer ] that has a nice ring to it. [ male announcer ] only from at&t. san francisco's public schools are on high security alert after today's massacre at a connecticut elementary. kron 4's alecia reid tells us what the city's school district is doing to help keep its students safe. but o >> classes went on as scheduled at city schools today, but the san francisco school district was on high alert. no chances were being taken after the massacre in newtown connecticut, that left more than 2 dozen people dead --- most of them children. it's epidemic you know, with these mass murders, and we have to assure our children that's exactly what the city is doingthe district is allowing parents to speak to their children about the tragedy first, but assured them that counselors are ready to help. children, especially younger children are going to need some extra support, so be comforting make sure to talk to him about it because we talk to him about everything else. the amoun >> the san francisco school superintendent says schools are doing everything possible to keep children safe. after today
the country to remember the victims. jeff bush was with a group in san francisco and talked to people directly affected by gun violence and this weeks shooting. >> several dozen gathered at the playground in dolores park at sundown. it was a fitting place to remember the young lives that were lost on friday. (reading of names. ) >> everyone was clearly moved by the east coast mass murder but stephanie dalton had a heavier heart than most. stephanie dalton knew one of the victims >> i work with jazz muscians and a very dear friend of mine, jazz saxaphonist, jimmy greene, who is a very beautiful person who's five year old girl, ana greene was lost. >>reporter: stephanie could not contain her emotion when she showed me the picture of her friend's daughter. >> ana was just bright and full and what everybody told me she had the whole world with two loving parents and a father who writes and plays the most beautiful music. >>reporter: megan scully has also been directly affected by a mass shooting. >> i lost my brother at 101 california 20 years ago to a similar incident. he was shot by a tech, dc 9
for pedestrians and san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood is under arrest. the accident was reported shortly before 9:00 on christmas tree with gold. three professors were struck by that sedan. there was a fourth person. he managed to drop out of the way. one of the victims being treated for light trading injuries. there was an occupied in the vehicle that sustained minor injuries. california's utility regulators have decided to allow pg&e pass on part of the cost of pipeline upgrades to the customer. the utility company was ordered to improve the safety of its natural gas pipeline system following the massive 2010 explosion in san bruno which destroyed an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead. >> not with the approval of state regulators pg&e customers will pay more than half of the cost of the $2.2 billion upgrade. this translates to about $1 more on utility bills. city leaders are outraged by the decision. >> a vigil was held in san francisco's bayview district for the city's most recent homicide victim. members of the city's catholic archdiocese parade and some hymns that the lo
that separated dozens of homes from the san francisco-quito creek are holding up. the creek or float on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the one fell right on the footsteps of the delta and chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. however when the tree fell a loosen the soil of a neighboring treat the had terrible for safety reasons. >> santa r
with information about this murder mystery. should contact police. in san francisco justine waldman kron 4 news. >>pam: tonight a community mourns the life of a diablo valley college student who lost his life in a traffic collision. police are still investigating the accident that killed 21 year old scott hickerson. kron4's maureen kelly shows us what is known so far. >> i'm standing on the corner of monument blvd and erickson road.you can see behind me the memorial of flowers and signs and photos of the young man that marks the spot near where he was struck. people have left notes that read you will not be forgotten and skate in heaven.referring to the victim's love of skateboarding. police say scott hickerson was on his skateboard as he crossed the sidewalk right over there.at around 4:30 friday evening. he was in that crosswalk when he was hit by a suv driven by a 21 year old clayton woman traveling eastbound on monument blvd. the victim landed here in the intersection. he was transported to john muir hospital where he died of his injuries. police are still talking to witnesses and are tryin
in san francisco. plaza in oakland. however - there's more rain on the way. brian van aken is tracking it. >> and catherine, there is another storm with rainfall coming to the bay area for christmas day. already to the north near eureka. the court to this system as well offshore. these clouds will thicken and rain will develop in most areas tomorrow afternoon. cloudy skies and rain fall developing in the north bay. spreading to the south. and the evening hours heaviest. and showers off/on continuing until wednesday. the main impact will be steady rainfall. the rainfall totals will not be that heavy. because we have had a continuous week of saturation it will not cause that much or more problems. even strong winds continuing, 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. even thunderstorms. with your christmas day forecast, coming up. >> catherine: thank you, brian. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the rain expected this week. we'll also keep you up to date on any storm damage. you can check our website -- kron4-dot-com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> a water main break in mill valley has left a ma
. >> great highway along ocean beach in san francisco remains closed. kron four's philippe djegal explains why the department of public works says the roads are not safe. >> the southbound lanes of agreed highway are off- limits to tour drivers, bikers and pedestrians of the accord highway. and did the department of public works has closed it from slope to lincoln boulevard it will remain that way and definitely your to wet deep puddles in the middle of the roadway. the southbound lanes that are closest to the water. in order for the department of public works to 3-open that water is going to wrap to be drained off. the department of public works is going to walk up and down the roadways clearing out to trains. allowing the rainfall to train, a record but clearing of those dream drainage areas, and the rainfall is so bad that they're actually suggesting you've used sunset boulevard. phillipe djegal , kron 4 news. p-g-and-e crews are out in force all around the bay area.. they are trying to restore service to thousands of customers who lost power crews were out in one of the utilities fo
. 240 people in san francisco. 880 people on the peninsula are still in the dark. in the south bay, 1600 people still do not have power tonight. >>> three firefighters in stable condition after they were involved in a accident on highway 24. fire crews were responding to an accident and were on the shoulder when another car lost control in the rain and struck the side of the fire engine. the car rolled over and hit three firefighters. also injuring the driver inside the first car. some of the firefighters had to undergo surgery but no one was killed. three firefighters were transported to the hospital. two of the firefighters needed surgery. >>> look at this picture. this is a car stuck on a roadway. you can see the water level is up to the car's windows. you can see a person waiting behind the vehicle. if you have pictures and you want to send them to us, we will be right back. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. th
at schools in high crime areas >> san francisco's public schools were on high security alert as well after today's massacre in connecticut kron 4's alecia reid tells us what the city's school district was doing to try and ease parents fears. >> no chances are being taken with public schools. word spread of the two dozen people mostly children that were brutally shot at the connecticut elementary school. san francisco checked in with any school to see if there was any problems. >> if there is an ongoing and active shooter we take immediate action. lives are at stake if there is an immediate see, our offer is ouoften gathered and in gauged. officers. the of all those city's schools and did not talk about the tragedy there were counselors ready. parents fully intend on explaining the turn of events. >> she is curious about it. the children just want to know that they are safe. this is why we discuss it. >> there is additional support for the weekend they can call " to 311 " for counseling. and also, they can call 311 and even offer further help. >>jacqueline: we did see some rainfall and cold
city, colma san bruno, south san francisco and the six stations are free to your self hayward, he roared, coliseum, richmond, concord, north concord. all other bart stations and there are 33. south-bay word are free and regular hayward and south hayward is free. >>jacqueline: still seeing some low cloud coverage but visibility not that bad. with the exception of fairfield as that fog is warming. we are respecting fog for the overnight hours but this is the time when we could see it forming for the overnight valleys. that really dense fog is what we could see overnight with the concentration closer to the livermore valley. the deltoid as we take a look at the weather headlines. low cloud coverage overnight. cooler temperatures. and the delta could see a look with details coming up. >> >> coming up,the new twists in the saga surrounding software pioneer john mc- afee. who is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder in belize. the amoun >>pam: days of heavy rain brings together. a same-sex couple finally. formally. ties the knot... [ female announcer ] this is a special messa
be a pot of our waking up saturday morning. it is a cold start out there, pretty chilly in san francisco 45. 42 in oakland and upper 30's out the door in san carlos 35 for concord and livermore. the temperatures are as much as nine degrees colder than 24 hours ago. afternoon highs for today is that mostly cloudy conditions. san jose 54 in palo alto and turning our attention to the east bay upper '40's is that after the high for fairfield 51 for concord 53 for pleasanton. light rain expected for the north bay and napa and 52 degrees in richmond. san bruno is coming in at 51 degrees. 7 day around the bay forecast shows mild weather returning to the bay area saturday afternoon stretching into sunday. we could pick up a stray shower as we head into monday afternoon. it will be a dry when as we start off the new year and then shower chances return to the bay area as we head into wednesday and thursday. 646 is sure weather and onto traffic now with george. >> thanks eric up the bay bridge is a good look with eight no metering lights activated. it will be an easy ride if you are coming from the ma
'd never know this was a neighborhood. and, while the san francisco department of public works did its best to this viewer watched the last of the morning downpour from thie backyard in san mateo. that was probably the best way to watch -- dry and it was certainly a busy and wet day... keep sharing your pictures with us... to breaking news at kron four dot com. philippe djegal, kron four news. take a look at this picture a viewer sent in. it's a car trapped on shepard canyon road in oakland. car is up to its roof in water. pictures of the storm send it was a five hour long ordeal on the richmond-san rafael bridge earlier today when high winds knocked over a big rig! high winds flipped over the empty tractor trailer early this morning blocking two left lanes. truck driver ignored the high wind warnng and was traveling abovet he speed limit when he flipped over. it took about five hours to flip the truck right side up because crews has to wait for winds to die down. in pittsburg, there was a major backup on westbound higway-4 near loveridge road earlier today. these are aerials from sky-7
in the north bay. 90 and san francisco are without power as we continue to restore power. >>jacqueline: we do have another storm coming in but it will not be as strong as what we saw for the weekend. as we go towards santa rosa, mount st. helena. and decent conditions that help to try things out a little bit today. it will be a little bit for the air to get saturated enough for the rain to hit the ground. most of that moisture is missing us. but the storm is still offshore and packing plenty of moisture. going towards tomorrow and here is what we expected. the increasing clouds and the north bay shower but i do not think it will record to see any rainfall until 5:00. mainly, north bay shores but wednesday, more whitetiming it out on futurecast. more widespread totals. >> the wonder of cdc's that this coming flu season and 3 warnings from the cdc. there is prevention but you have to take action now dan kerman. >> if you've not gotten a flu shots you should consider one. the flu season is are arriving earlier than usual. >> it is unusual to a peaks in december and january is usually the main on
. >> will tran and joins us live from el morocco elementary school in san francisco >> it will be interesting to see how many parents keep their children home from school. when this happened friday kids here as well as all over the bay area were in the classrooms. by the time west coast people found out about it kids were already in session. ed lee as traders had to go on heightened alert would security plans. they said they talk to the old with unified school district and during the day they have more security than your average school district. san francisco unified school district made he immediately talk to these and brazil police department to see what they needed to do, what they can do, and how quickly the response would be should something happen. we plan to talk to the parents as well as administrators when school starts in about an hour-and- a-half from now. it will be interesting to see how many people stay home today out of fear of what happened in conn. >> we will take a break from our coverage of the shooting. we will turn our attention to whether and come back to the news and a
bay and san francisco. this is video from sky-7 h- d, abc7 news. you can see the beefed up police presence in oakland. we are there with kron4's haaziq madyun. he talked with police and the school district. >> "our police force is on alert" >> there is a heighten sense of awareness in the oakland unified school district in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy in conneticut >> "we want our children on our campuses and our parents and our citizens to feel that our campuses are safe, to see us out there as a presence" >> here you see officers at rossevelt elementary school greeting students on there way to classit is something that comes with having a daily police presence on school campuses in oaklandsays the district's spokesperson troy flint >> "we have a dedicated police staff attached to the school district we prepare for this" >> in addition to the school district having its own school police departmenta federal grant allows oakland police to station officers on 6 campuses in some higher crime areasanother advantage says flint when it comes to preparing
after he took san francisco police on a chase that ended building and fire hydrant. thousands of gallons of water gushed into the city's market neighborhood. police were pulling the the driver drove off and he crashed. after the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. >>pam: bart is now considering charging you more money to park at its lots. kron 4's justine waldman tells us how much and what you can do to try and stop >> when parking rates went up at the daly city bart station in 2010, from 2 to 3 dollars a day. people stopped parking there. so bart brought the price back down. now bart is considering raising the rates at all its parking lots, by charging more for spaces based on demand. a full lot would cost more, >> i would not want to pay more. >> i do not want to see the rates go up. the increase could be as little as 50- cents. bart did have a budget surplus this year, those extra dollars went to fixing seats and adding air conditioning on the trains. bart wants to use the extra par
inside a san francisco high rise. inspired the last federal back in july 1993. a former client of a law firm inside 101 -california street. went on a killing spree. nine people including the gunman died. six were wounded. the killer was armed with a handgun and two tech nine assault pistols. the federal ban that came out of that tragedy. expired in 2004. today, a survivor of that shooting spoke to kron4's maureen kelly about the massacre in newtown, and the renewed push for stricter gun control laws in this country. >> i was sitting in my office on the 36 floor on one, california. my secretary said that there is somebody on the party fourth floor with a gun that he is shooting people. that he is on the -- party fourth floor . >> my secretary said that he was on the 34th floor. sheldon siegal worked at the law firm targeted by the gunman .and lost many friends and collegues that day. >> what is upsetting is that it is still happening after 20 years later. it is almost like it is accepted as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure >>reporter: he says the massacre at sandy
an eye on the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station >> the water is back on for 15 homeowners in mill valley. it was shut off this morning because of a water main break - which flooded marin avenue. this is video from abc 7 news. marin avenue was closed between bell lane and tennessee valley road. kron 4's reggie kumar has >> the finally cracked water main break was thrprepared repaired. water officials say that when this 12-inch cast iron pipe broke at 10:00 a.m. a it moved. the steel belt and the pipe fitting did not line up, properly. because the cast iron pipe is because it is 60 years old, and of its h it broke. this is how the street looked and the video. there was so much water pressure the street even lifted. 1,000 gal. of water per minute in marin road. becky was concerned. >> the water was pretty much a level with the sidewalk so it did not come over the sidewalk. >> reporter: this portion will remain until midnight. with my keurig vue brewer, i
to be a thing of the past in san francisco. parking meters will no longer be free on sundays starting in january. kron4's maureen kelly explains how the new parking enforcement plan will work. >> reporter: time is running out for free parking on sunday. starting january 6th the city's nearly 30-thousand meters will start accepting cash and credit.seven days a week. on sundays meters will be enforced from noon to six p-m citywide.charging between 25 cents to five dollars and 75 cents an hour depending on where they are located. it's a new fact of urban life that's startling to those who like to run errands on what has traditionally been a day of rest. >> it is nice on the senate not to have to pay. although i do not drive that much. it is nice to -- on a sunday not to have to pay. >> reporter: it's also disappointing to those attending mass at st boniface in the tenderloin.where parking and money is tight. >> we are very multicultural, most of our parish jurors drive and do not have a lot of extra pocket change. >> reporter: but those attending events like church services won't have to leave the
in those regions. we are updated a problem with san francisco about a disruption with the services. there is a car that is propeblocking the track. >> following this story alive in maneuvering the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee senator john kerry new who will most likely be the next secretary of state says that mistakes were made at the state department and the deadly september 11th assault and libya, but congress shares some of the blame. senator john kerry spoke at the start of thursday's hearing. he says that an independent probe pulls no punches about the lack of security at the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi that led to the death of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. kerry also faults lawmakers for failing to provide sufficient funds to the state department. for state department officials have already resigned under pressure after a damning report blamed higher ups for the lack at the mission. >> sheriff deputies in santa clara are searching for the gunmen who fired shots at a marine recruiters car on highway 85 in cupertino
. >> kevin gahagan with mosaic financial partners in san francisco says. if you know you have a big purchase next year requiring you to cash out of some of your investments, you might consider cashing out before the end of the year. to avoid that tax. >>pam: there are also concerns of the higher capital gains tax? >> yes. it could be higher, or that is another reason if you aren't born to need cash. in the need to cash out your investments it is possibly better to do it now. as opposed to-if your - know that you kn need cash. you're going to need possible cash next week. >> there is a clear evening tonight with high clouds in the distance. temperatures not that bad with 40's and 50's. however, changes with a freeze warning for the north bay valleys and a frost advisory. do not be surprised if you see upper 20s. with mainly clear conditions. tomorrow, similar to what we saw today if not cooler. however, let us focus our attention on the morning lows. 20's in napa. certainly, bundle up. keeping your scarf handy. although it will be sunny temperatures are going to be struggling into the 50s. he
this new image at the american geophysical union meeting here in san francisco earlier this week. and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is fast approaching. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks will year's live, hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich.
shooting. there's no information on the case of two people were found bound and gagged in a san francisco neighborhood. one of the two was dead when the officers are ride and this is what the scene looked like on sunday night. today new court documents show that the man who died was shot in the neck after his hands were bound together. j.r. stone was in the court today with the suspects this afternoon. he is here with us now on this case. >> 4 of the five suspects that were talked about in this case were inside the courtroom. they pled not guilty to the charges. one of the female suspects not nicknamed pocahontas had a black eye and badly bruised cheek bones inside that courtroom. the judge did allow our cameras inside but we did not show any of the four suspects. two were women and two were men. three of the four suspects are charged with mort murder, one accessory to murder. it is believe that the new the two victims and went to their house looking to c the male victim who died had his hands bound, then he was shot and the neck. the female victim who was still alive was gagged with a so
in session until a new congress is sworn in january third. someone hacked into her the san francisco muni service will be free this friday to celebrate muni's 100 years of service. and 100 years of customer support. all buses.including light rail lines and cable cars will be free from 5 a-m friday through 5 a-m saturday muni officials initially considered charging a five cent fare.the price riders paid a century ago. but ride free instead. muni service will also be between 8 p.m. monday through 6 a.m. tuesday. >> jacqueline: it was dry but the rain fall overturns. with mostly clear skies and colder temperatures. for rainfall-will return clouds increasing. the lingering towards a saturday. as we take a look on futurecast we already see the increase with clouds but the revolt was not arrive until later here comes the cold front by 6:00 on friday it will push into santa rosa. by 8:00, moderate rainfall and the san mateo coast of the heart of the north bay. by 9:00, eastward, he were, fremont experiencing heavier weather cells. midnight, rainfall south of the golden gate turn a showery. 7:00
interest rate they like. the san francisco city attorney filed suit against check 'n go alleging it jacked up interest rates from the state's legal limit of 36-percent to as high as 400-percent >> we found that a check and go was not adhering to the california interest rates limits. and stephen porter and with out of state banks to partner and get around those. we are going to work with people throughout the state to make sure that we get folks restitution that they deserve. >> reporter: the city has now reached a settlement with check n go. without admitting any wrongdoing check-n-go has agreed to refund up to 4.3 million dollars to californians who were overcharged when taking out online 4-month installment loans between november 2006 and june 2008. now grant here's the hitch. people only have 90 days to apply for this refund. and that 90 days begins tomorrow. >> grant: how much money can people expect to get back. >> depending on how much interest you were charged it could be anywhere from 20-dollars to 46-hundred dollars. now to find out if you qualify you can go to the website caloanr
returning. your complete forecast, coming up. >> portions of the great highway in san francisco flooded during last night's strong storm. right behind me is the northbound side before lincoln avenue. both lanes are filled with water.and drivers are forced to use the center divide to pass. kron 4's reggie kumar shows us why the city closed the southbound side to traffic. >> reporter: this happens roughly 60 times a year, according to the san francisco department ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 f
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